Jim Henson was an innovator in the art of storytelling, and his most famous creatures — “The Muppets” — are an important part of film and television history. Of course, his work on “Sesame Street” influenced the lives of children for the past 5 decades.
Interesting fact: the puppeteer Caroll Spinney who created and acts Big Bird is an alum of the Lesley University College of Art & Design — which was called the Practical School of Art & Design before it was the Art Institute of Boston.
Before he was famous as a Muppeteer, though, Jim Henson was also an experimental filmmaker. Recently, a wonderful (and award-winning) short film from 1965 popped up on YouTube. Check out Jim Henson’s “Time Piece,” one of his best films ever!